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Beaverton Legend Nearing Wins Record

Beaverton Legend Nearing Wins Record
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Roy Johnston is three wins from tying and four from breaking the all-time wins record for boys basketball in Michigan. But the longtime Beaverton coach isn’t interested in reflecting, at least not yet. That’s just not his style.
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 6

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 6
Monday, January 16, 2017
As conference races begin to heat up on both peninsulas, the best of the best are starting to show it against arguably their toughest opponents – those most familiar. Our top game from last week in this week's Breslin Bound report features two such neighbors ...
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Improved Dundee Enjoys Memorable Start

Improved Dundee Enjoys Memorable Start
Thursday, January 12, 2017
The Dundee boys basketball team has stacked up a pair of accomplishments already this winter – one to enjoy right now, and another to take pride in for years to come. The significance of a great start is easy for players to get, especially since the majority of t...
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Balanced Muskegon 'D'-termined to Reign

Balanced Muskegon 'D'-termined to Reign
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Jermayne Golidy emerged as the “go-to” player on Saturday in Muskegon’s first real test of this young basketball season. But the smooth, 6-foot-4 senior wasn’t even in the starting lineup on the previous night in a lopsided win at cross-town riv...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 5

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 5
Monday, January 9, 2017
How quickly can a lackluster season become a distant memory? Ask a few of the teams we’ve highlighted in this week’s Breslin Bound Boys Report, powered by MI Student Aid.
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Hillman Becomes Basketball Town, Too

Hillman Becomes Basketball Town, Too
Friday, January 6, 2017
Eric Muszynski still remembers that day in 2005 when, as the newly appointed boys basketball coach at Hillman, he made a promise to the man who hired him, administrator Jack Richards. As they gazed at the banners in the school gymnasium – highlighted by the scho...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Post-Break

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Post-Break
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
This week, Michigan’s high school boys basketball teams will begin focusing most of their energies on winning league championships and doing their best against competition closest to home. But before we dive in to that always-intense chapter of each season, our B...
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'Retro' Award Rewards 1st Hoops Legends

'Retro' Award Rewards 1st Hoops Legends
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Before the start of the MHSAA’s 2009 Boys Basketball finals, Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan director Tom Hursey stopped by Ron Pesch's seat at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center to say hello.  Their chat would alter a decade of Mich...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 2

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 2
Monday, December 19, 2016
Basketball season generally is broken down into three sections – and we’re in the midst of an exciting first as schools prepare for a break from class but not the action on the court. The first month of the season features nonleague tilts between top teams ...
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A Year Older, Buckley Sets Aspirations High

A Year Older, Buckley Sets Aspirations High
Thursday, December 15, 2016
The Buckley Bears are hoping pizza parties become a regular occurrence this winter. As an incentive to improve defensively, coach Blair Moss is rewarding his players with pizza parties if they can hold opponents under 40 points. Focusing on that facet of the game is a ...
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Performance: Big Rapids' Demetri Martin

Performance: Big Rapids' Demetri Martin
Thursday, December 15, 2016
To finish last season, Demetri Martin led unranked Big Rapids to its first MHSAA Semifinals and within a basket of playing for the Class B championship.   He began his senior campaign with another, more individual highlight; the 6-foot-4 guard scored his 1,000th&n...
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Detroit 'Longtime' Boys Coaches Down to Few

Detroit 'Longtime' Boys Coaches Down to Few
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Gary Fralick considers himself one of the fortunate ones. But while Fralick might be lucky, he also is unquestionably rare. Fralick is believed to be one of three coaches in the Macomb/Oakland/Wayne area who has coached for more than 30 seasons.
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Whitens Leads Jets' Pursuit of Record Run

Whitens Leads Jets' Pursuit of Record Run
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Jason Whitens stands rather nonchalantly, but there is no doubt he is focused on his assignment. It is not as easy to see his steely resolve in football because of the helmet and distance from which a fan watches Whitens prepare for the next play. It is much easier to ...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 1

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 1
Monday, December 12, 2016
The storm that rolled through the state Saturday and Sunday seemed to say welcome to winter.  But a snow day can’t get in the way of introducing our revamped “Breslin Bound” report, powered by MI Student Aid.
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Jackson Remembers, Honors Hoops Hero

Jackson Remembers, Honors Hoops Hero
Thursday, December 8, 2016
More than 30 years ago, Gary Thompkins moved away from Jackson after his high school days. But he never really left home. Thompkins died suddenly in September, days after his last visit home. But his memory will live on at Jackson High, as family, friends and fans cele...
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Future Set, Livers Aims for 'Giant' Finish

Future Set, Livers Aims for 'Giant' Finish
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Letters, text messages and phone calls every single day. That might sound like a typical teenager, but Isaiah Livers was overwhelmed by all of the above during his junior year at Kalamazoo Central High School.
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River Rouge Star Wilburn Remembered

River Rouge Star Wilburn Remembered
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
One of the captains from the legendary boys basketball teams of the early 1960s at River Rouge passed away earlier this month. Ken Wilburn, 72, a forward on the 1961 and 1962 teams that were part of a since-unequaled streak in Michigan high school basketball – fi...
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Through the Years: Boys Basketball 1925-2016

Through the Years: Boys Basketball 1925-2016
Sunday, October 2, 2016
We close our “Through the Years” look at MHSAA tournaments with an event rooted in the earliest work of this association.
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Stars Collide Again in 1988 Flashback

Stars Collide Again in 1988 Flashback
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
A fourth-quarter comeback during the 1988 Class B Boys Basketball Final highlights this week’s 80s Finals Flashback series on MHSAA.tv.  The seventh game in our weekly summer series is the future Michigan State star-laden clash between Grand Rapids...
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Michigan's Best Reach Higher at Milford

Michigan's Best Reach Higher at Milford
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Nearly 200 of the top high school basketball players in Michigan took part in the Reaching Higher experience during the last two weeks at Milford High School.  A total of 96 boys attended Reaching Higher on July 13, and 90 girls attended the July 25 session. The p...
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